Making Urban Trees Count
This spreadsheet tool, developed by the Center for Watershed Protection, is a science-based crediting system to “credit” trees for runoff and pollutant reduction to meet water quality requirements.
The use of trees as a stormwater best management practice (BMP) has been limited by the uncertainty of how to “credit” trees for runoff and pollutant reduction to meet water quality requirements. In 2014, the Center for Watershed Protection (the Center) began a study to address this gap by developing a science-based crediting system for urban tree planting. The project was funded through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council.
The Center for Watershed Protection
Infrastructure (green), Water Quality/Quantity, Stormwater Management